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Frank Hurley's Perceptions

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Task no. 1

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Frank Hurley's Perceptions

Imagine you are the expedition photographer Frank Hurley exploring Macquarie Island with biologist and artist, Charles Turnbull Harrisson, as described in Harrisson’s 1911 diary. Complete the sentences:

     Sitting here amongst the penguins I …

     I took this photograph because …

     Standing here we …

Hurley was the official photographer to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition
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Exhibition of pictures taken during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition and other photographic studies by Frank Hurley
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Young sea-elephants and Royal penguins at South End; Macquarie Island
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Task no. 2

Visual diary

Imagine you have been assigned as the photographer on a current expedition to Macquarie Island.
Using images sourced from the Internet, compile a visual diary of a three-day survey of the island’s natural features, including wildlife.
Add text that explains the island’s outstanding natural features, explaining why the area is a World Heritage site.
Include a map locating the area and highlights of your visit. Explain ways in which people can help protect the fragile vegetation and wildlife that breeds on the island.